Our multi-disciplinary team of Certified Diabetes Educators
Integrated Diabetes Services features a multi-disciplinary team of Certified Diabetes Educators (CDEs) with a true passion and talent for diabetes care and diabetes education. All of our diabetes clinicians live with diabetes personally. Our office staff is dedicated to serving our patients with sensitivity to their needs and concern for their satisfaction.
Gary Scheiner MS, CDE
Owner, Clinical Director
An award-winning Certified Diabetes Educator, Masters-level Exercise Physiologist and person with type-1 diabetes since 1985, Gary Scheiner has dedicated his professional life to improving the lives of people with insulin-dependent diabetes. He was recently named 2014 Diabetes Educator of the year by the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Gary earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master of Science in Exercise Physiology from Benedictine University. He received his diabetes training with the world-renowned Joslin Diabetes Center. Gary serves on the faculty of Children With Diabetes and is an active volunteer for the American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Insulindependence, and Setebaid Diabetes Camps. He also serves on the clinical advisory boards for several diabetes device manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies.
Gary has authored six books: You Can Control Diabetes (1997), Think Like A Pancreas (2004), The Ultimate Guide to Accurate Carb Counting (2007), Get Control of Your Blood Sugar (2009), Think Like A Pancreas, 2nd edition (2011), and Until There’s A Cure (2012) as well as dozens of published articles related to diabetes education for consumer and trade magazines and diabetes websites. He speaks at local, national and international conferences on a multitude of topics in diabetes care. Gary is certified to train on all models of insulin pump and continuous glucose monitoring systems.
A devoted husband and father of four, Gary enjoys exercising (especially basketball, bicycling, running and kickboxing) and cheering on his local Philadelphia sports teams.
Jennifer Smith, RD, LD, CDE
Director of Lifestyle and Nutrition
Jennifer has also lived with type 1 diabetes since she was a child, so she has first-hand knowledge of the day-to-day events that affect diabetes management. She attended a diabetes-specific sports training camp in 2008 where she discovered her passion for achieving fitness goals while living healthfully with diabetes. In 2009 she successfully completed her first triathlon. This brought a deeper understanding of athletic training requirements and the importance of nutrition to realize athletic goals.
Jennifer holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She is a Registered (and Licensed) Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified Trainer on most makes/models of insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring systems. She is an active member of the American Diabetes Association, American Association of Diabetes Educators and Team WILD (We Inspire Life with Diabetes). She is also a contributing author for the Diabetes Sisters website. As a talented dietitian, diabetes educator, athlete and person with diabetes, Jennifer is in a unique position to assist Integrated Diabetes Services’ intensively managed clients.
Jennifer and her husband Nathan, an Ironman athlete in his own right, share their home with their son Oskar (12/20/12), their dog Fillmore and cat Cornelius. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys running, cycling, swimming, yoga, and kayaking. She also loves hiking with Nathan, Oskar and Fillmore. A culinary “experimenter”, she is fond of cooking and baking, with an eye on vegetarian options. Tops on her annual “to-do” list is to travel to strange and exotic places outside the US.
Lisa Foster-McNulty, MSN, RN, CDE
Director of Patient Care and Education
In many cases, developing diabetes leads one towards a career in diabetes education. For Lisa Foster-McNulty, the opposite occurred.
Lisa became a diabetes educator in 1995 while working in home healthcare, and achieved CDE certification in 1998. She went on to lead the Home Care Network’s Diabetes Educator Team in 2000 before taking on a management role with an outpatient diabetes management programs with a Philadelphia-area hospital system.
A few years later, Lisa discovered that she would need to apply her clinical skills on herself when she was diagnosed with diabetes. When she and her husband decided to have a baby, Lisa chose to go on an insulin pump. Soon afterwards she began using a continuous glucose monitor, and has been doing so ever since. During her pregnancy she continuously adjusted her pump settings to keep pace with the insulin resistance which comes with pregnancy, and maintained good glucose control throughout.
Knowing diabetes as both a nurse and a patient makes Lisa very passionate about her work. Since 2008, Lisa has served as Co-Chair of the Education Committee for her local affiliate of the American Association of Diabetes Educators.
Lisa obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University. She holds an Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner – Master of Science in Nursing degree and a Post-Master’s certificate in Nursing Education, also from Villanova University. A member of the nursing honor society Sigma Theta Tau and the academic honor society Phi Kappa Phi, Lisa is a strong believer in lifelong learning.
At Lisa’s home in Havertown, PA, the animals outnumber the people. Cats “Squeak” and “Little Guy” and dogs “Bailey” and “Sara” share their lives with Lisa, her husband Shawn, and son David. Lisa enjoys cooking/baking, shopping, and reading in her free time.
Lisa is available to work with young, old (and in the middle) patients on all aspects of diabetes care. With a wealth of experience, she is particularly adept at assisting those with multiple health conditions that may impact diabetes control. And living with diabetes herself, she does a great job of “keeping it real”.
Diane Herbert, MSS, LSW, CFM
Diabetes/Mental Health Counselor
Diane is much more than a woman with a lot of letters after her name. She is a licensed medical social worker, certified family mediator and diabetes educator with a focus on helping individuals and families work through the clinical and emotional challenges of living with type 1 diabetes. As a mom of a child with Type 1 diabetes, she understands the difficulty and frustrations that come with developing and sustaining a healthy diabetes care routine. She is an expert at balancing diabetes self-management with the practical and emotional hurdles we face every day.
Diane received her Masters in Social Science from Bryn Mawr College with Internships at Integrated Diabetes Services, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr Hospital. In addition to providing individualized diabetes support and coaching, she is a co-facilitator of One Degree of Separation – a peer group for caregivers and partners of people with diabetes.
Diane provides counseling for people of all ages (including family therapy) in 1-on-1 and family/group formats. Her areas of expertise include diabetes distress/depression/anxiety, coping with diagnoses, and caring for a child/partner/loved one with diabetes.
On a personal note, Diane lives in Devon, PA with her husband Bob, their 2 kids and their 2 dogs – Pippa and Zeke. She is also a “clean food” foodie and hopeless animal & nature lover.
Nancy comes to IDS with a background in education from Temple University. She has worked in the fitness industry with her son and helped manage his fitness center. Her interest in nutrition and exercise continues to play a major part of her lifestyle. She has worked in the high end fashion market for many years. These careers have given Nancy tremendous passion for helping others — something that fits in perfectly at Integrated Diabetes Services! Her boundless energy and enthusiasm aren’t just an asset; they are also contagious.
In her role as Office Administrator, Nancy oversees the front desk operations of the practice, including client service/support, special events, website maintenance, medical correspondence and e-mail communications.
Nancy enjoys cooking and entertaining friends and family. Nancy has two children, Scott and Blair ,Daughter-in-law Megan, and her precious grandson, Taylor. Both of Nancy’s sisters have diabetes, so she is an official “Type-3″.
Client Service Coordinator
Karen is the “warm voice” that usually answers the phone and always has a smile for visitors. Here’s her story:
When the first of her two children were born, she “retired” from the working world to be a full time mom – albeit with lots of volunteer work at her children’s school. As her kids got older, she volunteered at Senior Safety Project in Media, an organization that assists senior citizens who are victims of crime. She then spent 21 years at Backe Communications as administrative assistant to the president of the company.
Karen has been with Integrated Diabetes Services since March of 2008. She is an easygoing person and likes the fun, relaxed environment at IDS. Karen has a passion for helping others and feels that working at IDS fills that personal need. Karen enjoys the social aspects of her work and likes getting to know everyone who walks in the door.
Karen’s personal interests include reading, cross-stitching, crocheting and listening to jazz. She loves to play with her four grandchildren, and enjoys going to the Jersey shore (near Avalon) for weekends during the summer. Karen is also a traveler; she has been to Hawaii, Aruba, and Alaska. She would love to go back to Hawaii (and live there if she could). Her future plans include trips to Ireland and Italy.